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take it slow as you head out the door this morning. as you take a look at 95, a first alert is in effect because of fog creating dangerous conditions in our area. and in philadelphia's west oak lane area, residents are forced to evacuate. shipping out. its days are numbers. it's 4:30. good morning. i'm tracy davidson. let's talk more about the fog and reduced visibility outside.
bill? >> good morning, tracy. as a result of the rain and warm air still pushing through the area, dense fog, reduced visibility and it could lead to flight delays. so far, so good in that department but that could change as the flight times come around. right now we're seeing improved conditions in coatesville. still dense visibility for quakerstown. you'll find pockets of fog. most of delaware is fine and improving conditions in wilmington. temperatures not bad at all. 40s and 50s. notice northeast philadelphia, 58 degrees. thick fog to start with. by 9:00 we're looking at cloudy skies and a little bit of a breeze out of the northwest. that's going to get rid of the fog and bring in drier air and breaks of sunshine. we come back with your
neighborhood by neighborhood forecast. jessica boyington is also watching for fog. jessica. >> that's right. bill. we are finding them. this is right around route 202. it's hard to see a car when it drives through. the intersection. i picked this camera specifically because you can see through the street lights. you can hardly see them. they look like a blur of light. not a lot of backups. but with that comes potentially dangerous driving situations. here we go. not sure if this is why this accident scene was caused but it very well could be. this is upper county and pottsville. if you're heading out the door on the p.a. turnpike, no problems there. all work zones inactive this morning potentially because of the fog situation. westbound/eastbound, a 20-minute forge. we continue to watch breaking news and we just got some new information. ptw workers are trying to fix a
gas leak. crews dug up a home. we learn ten families have been evacuated. the red cross is on scene just as a precaution. they hope to get them home soon. we'll keep you updated. nbc 10's katy zachry and her drive out to wayne. how was it? >> not good. as we headed off south 76 was just packed with fochlgt we had little visibility. it was even less visibility. so i would say at most a quarter visibility in these parts if not less. i've been hearing from bill henley in coatesville and pottstown and chester and montgomery county, you have visibility down to zero. it's so foggy out.
what are things you can do. you can leave early. on our drive we were going in some parts 30 miles an hour when the speed limit was 55 or 60. you're going to want to have extra time. you can't use your high beams. you want to use your low beams or fog lights. as jessica pointed out it helps when there are bright street lights and a number of them that helps brighten your way. but if you're in a rural area, one of our colleagues, she was watching the white line on the side of the road just to get her bearings because she couldn't see anything else around her. where our cameras are, i can't get over there. if we zoomed out, i can tell you the storm andre is pretty loud from all of the overnight rain and the melting that occurred with the snow. so there is a lot of water in these storm drains. flooding is not the bigger of the two issues this morning. right now it is the fog. but we're going to keep our eye
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a few spotty showers. most of the rain has ended. just a few sprinkles in montgomery county and bucks county. there's chance we'll see late-day fog today. fog will ease from allentown and pocono. mt. holly, 57 degrees today. many of these temperatures, not a whole lot warmer than it is right now. 54 in cape may with some fog. vineland and dover into the upper 50s. thick fog to start with in wilmington, drexel. it does not last long at all. seven-day forecast when i'm back in five minutes. >> thanks. we issued an alert because of the fog. jessica boyington has been this morning it with all of her cameras, what she can see. we're starting to see fog
around the blue front. you can see a lot of fog in the distance and clearly the roadways are still a little bit wet, so potentially slippery and reduced visibility. that's a really dangerous situation. we also have a disabled truck over here into the right-hand corner. cars obviously allowed to pass that. not a lot of volume out there this morning. we also have an accident scene in upper potts grove, 4:22, one of the fogiest places. you can see our drive times are still okay. that doesn't mean you have to speed out there and go that fast. still slow down and give yourself extra time. you don't want to come up on anything too fast. eastbound from 25, schuylkill expressway, where they should be at least. tracy. >> 4:41. first came trouble in the air for donald trump. we'll explain that. and then a special honor. what the presidential candidate is now being considered for. next, $63 million at stake.
just about a quarter to 5:00. we continue to watch at oak lane. crews are trying to fix a gas leak. ten families have been evacuated. the red cross is on the scene just as a precaution. they're hoping to get the residents back in their homes as soon as possible. we'll keep you updated on air and online. take a look at this. foggy conditions in cape may. this is a picture of the marina. visibility is at zero. if you're headed out to work or school, take it slow and use your low beams. warning from the federal bureau. if you're getting a call, hang up. it's fake. a volunteer firefighter knew
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distorted impression of muslim americans. it's the first time the president has visited a mosque in the u.s. he spoke about the discrimination and threats that muslim americans faced and he warned that the growing antagonism against the muslim community tears at our nation's fabric. >> you've seen too often people conflating the horrific acts of terrorism with the beliefs of an entire faith. >> he also talked what he called inexcusable rhetoric against the muck limb faith. well, someone could be a big lottery winner and not even know it. a winning california lottery ticket worth $63 million has not been cashed in. it was bought in 2011. if no one comes forth by 5:00 today the money will instead go to california schools. >> take a look at this video. a car landed on the roof of a
garage in california. the driver suffered a medical emergency and crashed into a car which launched him onto the roof. the fire crews pulled him out and he was treated at the hospital. crews used a crane to remove that car. first alert traffic reporter jessica boyington is monitoring the fog with all of her cameras. jessica? >> yes, tracy. we're looking at fog everywhere. you can look at the blur. you can also see the roadways are particularly shiny. they're still wet and damp. so reduced visibility, slippery conditions. go a little slower. give yourself an extra five or ten minutes. the falls bridge is closed since
monday for rehabilitation work. your alternate is to take the city avenue bridge. we're seeing a lot of foggy conditions there. if you're headed northbound or southbound, speeds are in the 60s. 18 minutes at the most but a typical drive of 15 minutes on the southbound side. ten minutes before 5:00 and it is not cold outside. that's the good news. the bad news is with that warmer air is coming a lot of moisture. we're seeing some sprinkles and some widespread fog. as jessica mentioned, 54 degrees at international. the fog extends into the pocono mountains. look at blue mountain. that is socked in this morning. you'll find dense fog and some sprinkles around but not the steady and heavier rainfall we saw yesterday. that's now offshore. scattered showers to start with. and then a break from the rain during the day.
at 9:00 a look at the sky from allentown and reading. clouds will linger at the shore. noontime sunshine will break through. philadelphia, wilmington will remain in the 50s. temperatures are pretty steady through the day. as we go into the evening hour, the rain offshore, some of it. showers into the late evening hours. overnight, a chance for rainfall mixing in as it gets colder by tomorrow morning. that's by the shore. but temperatures are expected to be near or above freezing, so any accumulation will be limited tomorrow at the shore. for today the fog will slowly disappear. morning fog and mild this afternoon. in fact, mild all day long with temperatures in the 50s today. internal wind at 12 miles an hour to help dry things out. a slight chance and then sunshine in the afternoon. 46 degrees t high on friday. dry this weekend. partly sunny on saturday. sunday we'll see lots of sunshine and though the mornings
will be cold, both saturday and sunday, we'll see a decent warmup. 40s. 41 degrees, the normal low temperature for february. for philadelphia, we will see low 50s on sunday. about 10 degrees above normal. cooler on monday. there's still a chance we can see rain and snow on tuesday. then a breezy day and clearing out wednesday. >> way too soon to talk about that snow in any detail. >> it's still a question mark at this point. >> okay. thanks, bill. >> you're welcome. as bill mentioned the morning commute could be dangerous because of fog. that's why we've issued a first alert this morning. you can count on first alert weather and travel as you head out the door this morning. also next, an exam change. hear why the governor is cutting seniors a break on a controversial tax. i did everything i could to make her party perfect.
good morning, everyone. i'm jessica boyington with your first alert traffic. northbound on vine street expressway there's a disabled on the ramp to the vine street expressway. you can see the police activity there on the scene. traffic is still moving through. we'll have more on the fog when i come back in the 5:00 hour. >> thanks, jessica. federal health officials are trying to take steps to avoid the spread of the new zika virus in the u.s. meantime an indian biotechnology firm says it's working on two vaccines to fight the virus, both of which are to enter preclinical trials in two weeks. the world health organization believes 3 million to 4 million people in america will be infected with the virus next
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he used a webcam to spy on clemente's intimate encounter with another man and clemente committed suicide. for at least the next ten years, seen yours will not have to take the keystone exam to graduate. will said there have been problems implementing the test in the past and too many students are failing even after taking them twice. they also require other ways to test students to make sure they're ready to graduate. they met to discuss getting more resources for schools. the mayor said last night's meeting helped the city learn what the principals need. for example they told the mayor putting more nurses and guidance counselors in schools would free up teachers to focus on the classrooms. mayor kenney plans to hold similar meetings throughout the school year. and your small dogs and cats
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and right now on "nbc 10 news today," fog danger. take a look at what's supposed to be the philadelphia art museum. trust us. it's there. we've issued a first alert to warn you about the low visibility. and breaking this morning, families are forced to leave due to a gas leak. warning calls. we have a story on imposters targeting your money. good morning. i'm vai sikahema. >> and i'm tracy davidson. there's dense fog across parts of our region. it could be a difference for our commuters. let's get an update from bill henley. bill? >> you mentioned 50 degrees. dense fog reduced visibility could lead to flight delays but
right now at philadelphia international, it's not too bad. zero visibility there. more likely you're going run into quarter mile visibility very limited to start with. in new jersey, more spotty, a little light fog in salem and cumberland county, millville and too mild. visibility has improved a little bit. so fog to start with, but we will get the clouds thinning out as the winds pick up out of the northwest. that's drier air pushing into the area. and the temperatures, look how steady they hold through the day today. they'll be in the 50s today. more wet weather tracking possibility heading our way tonight and tomorrow. i've got your neighborhood forecast. jessica boyington has been spotting son fog. jessie. >> this is right along the vine street expressway. traffic still moving by the scene. you can see the police activity right in here, vehicle right in